Anti-Fracking “Promised Land” Produced With Abu Dhabi Oil Money

“Promised Land,” the anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers.

The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.

Abu Dhabi media was created by the Abu Dhabi government in 2007 with $27.3 million as part of that country’s effort to diversify its economy into new markets such as media production.

The film’s Abu Dhabi connection is significant, because the UAE is the world’s third largest oil exporter, according to 2011 figures from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The country also holds the 7th largest proven reserves of crude oil and natural gas in the world. The UAE was ranked 17th in the world in natural gas production in 2010, according to EIA.

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One Response to Anti-Fracking “Promised Land” Produced With Abu Dhabi Oil Money

  1. Chris Morgan says:

    That is with out a doubt true, but lets read this and ask some questions on the safety of fracking…..

    We are just now seeing what was passed under the Republican controlled Congress. It’s just shameful. KBR with full indemnity? They poisoned our troops and claim based on their contract are not obligated or responsible? WHO HAS EVER HEARD OF SUCH A STUPID THING?

    Now this regarding FRACKING. They can do whatever they want. Just like the vaccine makers – they too have full indemnity. As do all the rest. It’s all BULLSHIT.

    “If a company does release information about what is used, health care professionals are bound by a non-disclosure agreement that not only forbids them from warning the community of water and air pollution that may be caused by fracking, but which also forbids them from telling their own patients what the physician believes may have led to their health problems.

    A strict interpretation of the law would also forbid general practitioners and family practice physicians who sign the non-disclosure agreement and learn the contents of the “trade secrets” from notifying a specialist about the chemicals or compounds, thus delaying medical treatment.

    The clauses are buried on pages 98 and 99 of the 174-page bill, which was initiated and passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly and signed into law in February by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.”

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    Walter Brasch: A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and

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